Here’s some thoughts on what we’ve discovered over the last few years with RC bikes and how to make them work well for my own ham-fisted thumbs :D.
Types of steering – spring or damper The NF damped steering system works a little differently to the conventional un-damped pushrod and spring set-up. The SB5 syetm works in a smilar way but uses two small dampers instead of a … read more
Steering Springs Soft steering springs give slow, predictable steering, limit understeer and are relatively easy for a newbie in a big car-park. Stiff steering springs give a much better response at speed, making the bike more flickable but can make … read more
Steering Dampers Not always necessary on a stock bike, but can be very useful on a Superbike, if you run steep rake angle on the forks, there’s play in the suspension/bearings somewhere, the tyre isn’t quite true, etc. I’ve occasionally … read more
Rear brake on a stock bike With only the rear brake being used on a stock bike, this is a key tuning aid and can make the difference between finishing in one piece or falling off all the time. This … read more